Next to New reopened at our new location
on 524 Main Street, Schwenksville, on August 9, 2005 and has been expanding
ever since. Over the years, our clothing and toy collection, ranging from
infants to pre-adolescents, has grown and we are able to offer personal
service to help customers select from a wide variety of apparel. Along with
our selection, our consignor and customer base has more than doubled. We
accept all seasons, all the time, and carry a large selection of children’s
clothing (sizes infant to 10 in boys and girls) and toys, including
"made to fit" clothing and accessories for American Girl® Dolls. In
addition, we also accept infant and child equipment, as well as maternity
Our History: After twenty years of
business, former Next
to New owner, Susan Golden, decided to retire from the store
in Collegeville. Fortunately, I was ready to take on the business of enabling
parents to dress and care for their children at a very affordable price.
After graduating from Ursinus College with a degree
in History Education, I became pregnant with my daughter, Madelyn, and
realized my life would soon take a new and wonderful turn. Having known Sue
as a dear family friend, I was able to buy the Next to New store
and truly make it my own with a philosophy and business policy that reflected
my beliefs and personality as a working wife and mother.
main goal is to provide seemingly new and clean clothing that parents can
afford and feel proud to have their children wear, as well as to provide toys
children will learn from and enjoy. In order to achieve this, I only accept
clothing and toys in excellent condition (clean, spotless, and intact) and I
research the prices of all clothing and toys so I can offer such apparel to
my customers at reasonable prices. When you arrive at the store, it is more
than a shopping experience; it is a place where fathers and mothers can talk
and children can play.
look forward to meeting you!
Jennifer Hertzog, Owner